On behalf of The Lily Mae Foundation, I just wanted to say a massive “Thank You” for your tremendous support for the first ever Balsall Common Fun Run on Saturday 20th September as part of the Festival of Fun organised for that day. The Charity was asked by the Balsall Common Festival Committee to organise the Run for the benefit of all those living and working in Balsall Common.
The runners and marshals commented on the superb atmosphere that you created along the route and at the start and finish line at the Heart of England School. Thank you for the many donations that you gave to the runners to be passed on to our Charity. Thank you too for the drinks, sweets and chocolate that you handed to the runners as they passed your homes.
Nearly 500 runners took part, 112 marshals ensured their safety on the route and at the Heart of England School, 24 scouts and helpers from the 2nd Balsall Common Scout Group staffed one of the water stations and 11 residents helped us to deliver the road closure leaflets and the numbers to runners living locally.
The roads were closed for 1 hour 35 minutes, from 11.45am to 1.20pm.
Thank you once again for your all help and support. I do hope that you will become involved again if the Run takes place next year.
Trustee, The Lily Mae Foundation and Run Coordinator.